Shortly before this year’s May 2015 commencement exercises, Dr. Mariam Ischander, MD, pediatric pulmonologist and director of the LLUH Home Vent Clinic, asked Bonnie Nelson, DDS’88, chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, if the residents from the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry could provide her special needs patients with dental care. (Approximately one third of the compromised Home Vent patients are on MediCal and are School of Dentistry pediatric patients.)
The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function and Dysfunction is a comprehensive, evidence-based synthesis of scientific knowledge regarding the joint formed by the lower jaw and the temporal bone of the skull written by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry faculty Edwin L. Christiansen, DDS, Odont. Dr, and Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD. Contributing authors, Kenneth Abramovitch, DDS, MSD, and Dwight D. Rice, DDS, added a generously illustrated chapter entitled, “Temporomandibular Joint Advanced Imaging” that includes MRI movies of normal and abnormal joint function.
LLU School of Dentistry alumnus Nicholas C. Davis, DDS’73, recently earned the Accredited Fellow certification from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and was recognized for the achievement on May 9 at the AACD 2015 Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco. Dr. Davis is one of only two dentists in Orange County to achieve board certification in cosmetic dentistry.
Colleagues, friends, and family gathered July 9, 2015, in the Santa Barbara Room of Riverside’s Mission Inn to celebrate with Charles Goodacre, DDS’71, MSD, his designation by Loma Linda University as Distinguished Professor at the School of Dentistry. The special merit rank is awarded to a full-time faculty member who has made distinguished contributions in teaching, research, publication, or creative work.
It will be a relief to those holding their breath since April 20 that a new name for the School of Dentistry’s alumni journal finally has been chosen.
“[D]esigned to inform alumni, faculty, students, and other interested individuals regarding current School programs, events, and activities and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni,” the alumni journal was launched in very early 1988 as Dentistry, under the founding editorship of Leif K. Bakland, DDS, professor emeritus, Department of Endodontics.
2015 LLU School of Dentistry doctor of dental surgery graduate Laura Sherwin is one of three annual recipients of the Charles E. Weniger Society Scholarship Award.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry prosthodontists, Distinguished Professor, Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, and faculty colleague, Professor W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, are co-editors of Single Implants and Their Restoration: From Diagnosis to Maintenance, the first eBook published (February 2015) by the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Five LLUSD alumni were awarded the Academy of General Dentistry’s highest honor—Master of General Dentistry—June 19, 2015, at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
The five new MAGD recipients (L-R):
W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS, professor of restorative dentistry and former associate dean for Advanced Specialty Dental Education at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, was honored May 30, 2015, to receive the Gustav O. Kruger Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry Award from the Dental Alumni Board of Georgetown University at the 2015 Dental Alumni Reunion and Awards Dinner held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.